Using High-Performance Computing to Reduce the Costs of Deploying Video Surveillance

The price of upgrading and adding new surveillance technology is often high, leaving businesses searching for ways to reduce the costs. Thanks to technological advancements, it’s much easier for businesses to add new and upgrade old video surveillance systems using high-performance computing.

What is High-Performance Computing?

High-performance computing or HPC uses multiple processors connected over a network for better performance than a single processor. You can take advantage of high-performance computing to get more computational resources for your business’s security technology needs without requiring expensive specialized hardware.

For example, a company can purchase readily available graphics processing units (GPUs) off the shelf to add graphics to its servers so they can complete more complex tasks. These tasks would have required more sophisticated servers years ago.

HPC and Video Surveillance Systems

As high-performance computing becomes more available to businesses of all sizes, companiescan increase the capacity of or update their video surveillance systems.  The best part is they can do this using the budget and hardware they currently have.

Additionally, with the right video management system, you can optimize and combine your computing resources to run high-performing surveillance systems affordably. Here are some of the HPC technologies you can use.

GPU-Accelerated Coding

GPU-accelerated computing takes the GPU embedded in workstations and servers and uses them with the central processing unit (CPU) to make processing-intensive applications faster. These can run faster by unloading the compute-intensive sections to the graphics processing unit.

Cloud-Computing and Virtualization

Virtualization is the process of reducing the number of recording servers on-site by sectioning off a server into multiple virtual servers using software. Cloud computing offers a consumption model that surpasses server consolidation allowing companies to lease the hardware and software they need instead of buying it.

Cloud computing and virtualization share benefits even though they’re different technologies. Of all the shared benefits, the most notable is that they let businesses reduce their overall cost for operational expenses as well as optimize the use of their computing resources.

HPC is quite useful in reducing the costs of video surveillance upgrades and additions for businesses. For more information on HPC and video surveillance, contact your security integrator.

ABOUT Accel Communications, Inc.

Accel Communications has operated in the Greater Arizona area since 1990 as a full-service security alarm company that sells, installs, monitors, and services fire and security systems. They are the leader in Honeywell Fire, Brivo Web-Based Access Control, Eagle Eye and Flexwatch CCTV camera systems, and DMP Security.

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